BASIC : Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BASIC is one of the high-level programming language, that is suitable for general purpose, easy to write and can be converted to low-level programming language like C. BASIC was developed in 1964 by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz.
There is nothing to get astonished with the difference of 1964 and 2013 – UNIX is still the most versatile, robust operating system that is leading for the past 40 years, now on your Mac as OS X . Except Linux, after UNIX, there are only few stable operating systems which has been developed. It is nothing abnormal to find the fact, still a BASIC compiler for OS X can cost $100 or more. This is a must to read article for Microsoft Most
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The nomenclature clearly shows the design goal: to create a simple, programming language suitable for beginners. Except in some product names, the word “BASIC” is always written in capital letters.